Klein Blue

Klein Blue, or better, International Klein Blue was developed by the French artist Yves Klein to have the same color brightness and intensity as dry pigments. Here’s a view of one of his exhibitions, with some of his monochrome works: (Yves Klein, installation view of Yves Klein: With the Void, Full Powers. ©2010 Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture … Continue reading

subtlety strange Colönia

The last time I went to Portugal, I had the pleasure of visiting one of the most intriguing, exciting portuguese projects, Colönia. The  3 in 1 Design Studio,  Store, and  Micro-gallery owned by Joana Machado and João Cruz curates unusual objects, clothes, books and magazines, and introduces a new and innovating approach of design and communication … Continue reading

Happy birthday!

Yesterday was my birthday. I love birthdays. And I love parties. So I thought it would be nice to whip up a few party ideas… Doily garland with matching juice dispensers, sweet little pom-pom topped cupcakes (link to the DIY and also… where to buy them on Etsy), a ta-da-da-daa birthdaycake and the cutest party invitations. … Continue reading


Lately on my Pinterest…. things in yellow:   Necklaces by unknown brand  , dot cup by Camilla Engdahl, beautifully wrapped presents by  Leslie Shewring and amazing shoes from Schutz.   Repurposed toy planter by the Plaid Pigeon. Ceramic pig planter by  Fruitfly Pie ceramics (yes, I’ve been slightly obsessed with cute containers for tiny plants), ice cream cupcakes by Martha Stewart, … Continue reading

Fernando Brízio

Last September I had the pleasure to visit Experimenta Design, Lisbon’s  biennale dedicated to design, architecture and contemporary creativity. I loved to see “Fernando Brízio: Inhabited Designs”,  the first retrospective of one of the most important portuguese contemporary designers. Fernando Brízio‘s work focus on the  relationship between object and user, always with a sense of humor. He creates multi-dimensional … Continue reading

black & white

Lately I’ve been having fun in Pinterest. I obviously missed saving favorite found objects neatly organized into lists. I then spotted some trends in it – pillows, ceramics or cakes. My favorite one was black and white. Photo by Andrea Galvani. Printed scarf by U-ni-ty, collar by Reaction Poetique  and bags by Red Flag Design. Head sculpture … Continue reading

Magazine junkie

On my latest visit to Amsterdam, I found myself drooling over Flow magazine… again. It might be a driver to start taking dutch classes. What a pity it’s not translated yet! Not many magazines like that here in Europe…. I was pretty happy though, getting the latest issue of Uppercase, I would say my favourite … Continue reading

Geekiness is all around us

This is just genius! Made me laugh. Photoshop Fridge Magnets sold at Photojojo.  

(s)watch in a can

The design collective Vivóeusébio, based in Lisbon, is launching a special edition for Swatch: two models, inspired by the typical tile patterns of the portuguese sidewalks (maybe you also recognize them from Rio de  Janeiro). The wonderful packaging (and concept) is inspired by the traditional portuguese tinned sardine cans. Launching event in Travessa da Ermida (Lisbon), this … Continue reading